Here’s the 2nd part of our never-seen before documentary mini-series shot on location in Salvador da Bahia in support of the Super Eagles! The series features a special group of Nigerians who either live in Brazil or studied there in the year leading up to the World Cup starting today! Indeed, the students of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) on their year abroad exchange programme in Salvador played a big role in making this project possible, not only as subjects, but as Portuguese Language interviewers and translators – OAU has been running this exchange programme for more than 30 years now!
The 1st episode yesterday has already received many great responses, not least from a former employee of the Nigerian embassy in Brasilia, who corrected our assertion that these students were pretty much the ONLY people in their age group in Nigeria who are fluent in Portuguese. He said, “There are several other kids in Nigeria, mostly children of Nigerian diplomats and expats, who actually had their elementary and secondary education in Portuguese-speaking countries like Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique etc and speak fluent Portuguese.”
To hear EVEN MORE about what it was like to be in Brazil when Nigeria played there at the Confederations Cup last year, and get a feel for what the support for the Super Eagles will be like at the World Cup, stay tuned for more from this mini-series during the Big Dance! Next episode – on Sunday!